Levi Strauss & Co., Rocket Companies, Inc. and 15 Stock Top Picks (Archive From Oct 09-15)
This week there were 15 Stock Top Picks in a wide range of industries: Consumer, Financials, Industrials, Technology, Utilities and Communications.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly As auto sales are beginning to recover from the effects of pandemic lockdowns, we see GM emerging as a TOP PICK. Signs are showing demand growth in China already -- up 12% during the past three months -- marking the first growth in the region since 2018. In the US,…
Looking at technicals right now, the market has tried to break through and has failed a couple of times. It could be choppy through the election. We could be ready for a 5-7% pull-back over the next couple of weeks. Your entry point will be late October or early November. He would slightly prefer GOOG-Q.
Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI-N)
A bullish trend is leisurewear in an age when nobody cares if you wear a suit at home It's thriving now, because their digital business is thriving, the stock popping $12 to $16 this year. It tumbled 3% today which is a buying opportunity.
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly JPM just reported earnings and the 3% drop in revenue from a year ago, but revenues were $1 billion higher than expected at $29 billion. Investment bank revenues were up 21% over the year thanks to a strong trading segment. EPS was reported at $2.92, beating consensus by $0.73. The…
Royal Bank (RY-T)
Large, diversified. Fee-based business is less sensitive to shrinking net interest margin. Conservative provisions for loan losses. Payout ratio is about 56%, and will lessen next year. Attractive valuation. Earnings will grow again next year, giving you nice capital appreciation and dividend yield. Yield is 4.45%. (Analysts’ price target is $106.39)
Rocket Companies, Inc. (RKT-N)
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly If you are looking for an up and coming market disrupting company, RKT could be it. The company provides an online way to help clients apply for mortgages, execute contracts, handle monthly payments and provide real-time mortgage quotes. The company just announced a partnership with a major online realty search…
Stockchase Research Editor: Michael O'Reilly Earnings continue even during the pandemic and now this maker of PPE and sanitizing products is likely getting ready to increase its dividend once it goes ex-div on October 29. Recent earnings came in at expectations, so the 65% payout ratio on the dividend will be safe. The stock is…
ATS Automation (ATA-T)
Very interesting opportunity. Automating production in healthcare and battery production. World is looking to lower costs and bring some processes onshore. Backlog is growing. Right place at right time. Stock's unreasonably down 20% this year. Great management executing well. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $25.50)
Otis Worldwide Corp. (OTIS-N)
Contrary to what the market think, Otis is not a stimulus play. Rather Otis is levered more to Chinese elevator maintainance rather than American elevator construction. If Biden wins, then China-US tensions will relax and help Otis attract Chinese business.
A cheap stock that's survived the downturn with a healthy balance sheet as they pay down debt. It trades at 4x forward operating cash flow which is growing, and probably boasts 10x forward earnings. The car business is coming back. Auto parts company can shift to meet demand in growing e-cars. (Analysts’ price target is…
The Line 3 replacement in the U.S. enjoyed a favourable ruling recently, getting the last permit (water) to start construction on Nov. 14. Caution: many times, they've gotten the greenlight only to halt at the last minute. He likes ENB.
Collaborative communication space. Executing incredibly well. Revenue has doubled in last 2 years. Organic growth plus acquisitions in the cloud, so more recurring revenue. Good time to add it at these levels. Right space, right time. No dividend. (Analysts’ price target is $3.64)
Alphabet Inc. / Google (GOOG-Q)
(A Top Pick Nov 05/19, Up 26%) It is not an expensive stock. There is still secular growth. They have a strong franchise in search. He thinks their CAP-X spending will continue to drive them. Yahoo is bigger than Google, but Google just has a better product so he thinks antitrust is not an issue.…
Pounding the table on utilities, which will benefit big time from low interest rates. Earnings and dividend growth potential is high compared to telecoms, banks, and insurance companies. Highly recommends adding it to your portfolio.
He's held this for 30 years. Investors underestimate their infrastructure assets in their networks built-out. The stock is cheap now. They benefit from heavy streaming now. They generate good cash flow and a cheap valuation. (He also own BCE, Telus and Shaw.) Rogers' advantage as that it trades at a similar valuation, but pays the…
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